Justin Hekkanen

Founding Partner
Justin Hekkanen


Justin is a founding partner of the firm. He represents financial institutions, banks, loan servicers, and lenders in complex litigation and regulatory compliance matters in state and federal court. He is a first-chair trial lawyer.

Justin focuses on recovery litigation, specifically including title claims. He has considerable experience in the investigation and prosecution of origination fraud. He works closely with federal and state regulators and law enforcement to address his clients’ complex business issues. Additionally, Justin defends servicers, lenders, and originators against quiet title actions and other debt elimination schemes.

Justin also partners with in-house counsel and lines of business to develop litigation management and corporate witness training programs.

Previously, he worked as a partner at an AMLaw 100 firm.


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2003, Environmental Law Journal, Articles Editor
  • B.S., University of Florida, Psychology, 2000, with honors

Admitted to Practice

  • Florida
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Published Work and Lectures

  • ABA Title Insurance Litigation Committee Spring Meeting, Speaker, “Fraud Trends: Title Insurance Responses, Strategies, and Recoupment,” March 18, 2016
  • American Conference Institute’s (ACI’s) 8th National Summit on Preventing, Detecting and Resolving Mortgage Fraud, Speaker, “Mitigating Potential Liability for Defalcation and Settlement Agent Fraud: Due Diligence, Identity Theft of Settlement and Title Agents, Forged Quit Claim Deeds, Damages that may be Covered by Title Insurance, and Beyond,” July 2013